Port of Oakland Names Director of Aviation

Personnel updates sees new appointments at Port of Oakland, Merchants Fleet and more.

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Jean DellAmore Joins ARI-HETRA as Vice President

ARI-HETRA announces the appointment of Jean DellAmore as vice president. DellAmore, formerly with Stertil-Koni, brings over 20 years of industry experience and a proven track record of driving growth and innovation.

During his tenure at Stertil-Koni, DellAmore served as the company’s first president since its U.S. launch in 1997. He was instrumental in establishing Stertil-Koni as a leader in the heavy-duty vehicle lift sector. In his new role at ARI-HETRA, DellAmore will oversee strategic initiatives and spearhead the development of innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the industry. His appointment underscores ARI-HETRA's commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

Port of Oakland names Craig Simon as its Director of Aviation

The Port of Oakland names Craig Simon as the Port’s new director of aviation, leading San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport (OAK). Simon takes the helm at a critical time when the airport will be making many improvements to OAK’s business and facilities.

Simon joined San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport in December 2012 as an airside operations superintendent. In 2020, he was appointed as an assistant director of aviation, responsible for overseeing all airport operations and compliance functions. He was appointed Interim director of aviation in July of 2023.

Merchants Fleet Hires Brian Sari as Regional Sales Manager

Merchants Fleet announces the hire of Brian Sari as regional sales manager for the company’s growing Truck & Van Rental Division. Merchants is expanding its truck and van rental initiative to meet the needs of clients throughout North America who continue to struggle with supply chain complexities.        

Sari’s extensive industry experience includes multiple managerial roles at Ryder System Inc, where he focused on building and strengthening client relationships.